Abuja - Stakeholders have resolved to step up
efforts to ensure the success of measures aimed at promoting road safety and
enhance economic activities.
The pledge came during interactive session with the Corps
Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, at the FRSC
National Headquarters in Abuja.
Stakeholders resolved to individually and collectively
mobilise resources for the promotion of road safety deals in the country.
Representative of the National Association of Road
Transport Owners (NARTO), who is also the General Manger Administration of the
union, Alhaji Zubairu Ahmed, said the Corps
Marshal had been proactive in organising meetings of the stakeholders.
It is where collective decisions on road safety matters were taken.
Ahmed said stakeholders were witnessing a new dimension
to road safety campaign in the country with increased tempo in sensitisation
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“We appreciate your approach to issues of road safety
campaign, which is based on consultation," said Ahmed.
"It is therefore, our own responsibility to pass the
message to our members who are not here so that they can be educated on the
need to support what the FRSC is doing
in the interest of all road users,” Ahmed said.
The National President of National Union of Road
Transport Workers (NIRTW), Alhaji Nazeem Yasin, described the meeting as
He highlighted it was held in the so-called ember months
when road traffic crashes were most prevalent.
Yasin commended the FRSC for its various initiatives on
road safety campaigns and appealed to all stakeholders to show support to the
Corps for the attainment of the much desired road safety ideals in the country.
Oyeyemi expressed gratitude to the stakeholders for their
responsiveness to meetings whenever called upon to discuss issues of road
safety, even at short notice.
He said this had led to massive public awareness on road
safety which is impacting positively on the increased sanity on the road.
He commended the stakeholders and assure that the
campaign would continue until sanity returned to the roads.
“We would sustain the campaign until we are convinced
that every road user has been well enlightened and sanity has returned fully to
our roads,” Oyeyemi said.
- CAJ News